Arko III is back on the British team, for the first time since his injury last summer.

Nick Skelton will be partnering the bay stallion, owned by the Hales family, in the Samsung Super League in St Gallen today.

Nick and Arko will be the first to jump, followed by William Funnell and Cortaflex Mondriaan, Tim Stockdale and Fresh Direct Corlato and John Whitaker with Peppermill.

While walking the course for another class in St Gallen, Nick Skelton told H&H the horse is back on form.

“Arko went really well last week, so we’ll see how he goes today,” he said.

When asked whether Olympic qualification was at the back of his mind, Nick said he was “taking it day by day”.

“It’s great to have Arko back though,” he added.

Last week’s sensational victory in Rome means Britain currently lies in third place in the Samsung Super League point table. Little more than one point separates them and the host nation, Switzerland, which is currently in second place.